The Boston Red Sox were supposed to be the older and more established team in this year’s World Series. And after two games it looks like that description might not be as true as we first thought. Boston crumbled in Game 2 of the Fall Classic as errors by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Craig Breslow did the Red Sox in after the team blew a seventh-inning lead in Thursday’s game. The St. Louis Cardinals stole this game and should be happy to get out of Fenway Park with a big win.
Red Sox manager John Farrell has always prided himself on fielding a good defensive club, but that was not the case in Game 2. Instead, it was St. Louis who made the big plays in the field, as the Red Sox were the ones who looked like a triple-A team at times. Thankfully, the World Series is far from over and to be honest; the drama from Thursday’s game is exactly what makes baseball great. At the end of the day; the Redbirds head back to St. Louis with the series knotted up at one, as the Red Sox have lost home-field advantage and have their sub-par defense to thank.